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pancake weights--HELP!!!!!!!

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purchased a set of 13# pancake weights from Cabela's,ran them on cayuga lake today. WHAT A MESS they made after 20 min. one of them wants to wobble from side to side the other one wants to track out to the starboard side(this is the one i put out on the port) does anyone have a fix for these problems or should i send them back or melt them down? lake was dead calm at 5 am. so i don't think it was from any current.

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had the same problems, first check the tail they need to be straight or they will cross, also check circle where you hook it to the rigger that needs to be in line too.

hopfully that will fix your problem

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you can try bending the fin a tad (little) and puy the out on the correct side each time i got one in my cellar with about 10 min on it ill melt it down when i make more fish weights. hindsite dont buy one.........or two

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maybe i'll lay them to rest with the "shark" weights that i threw overboard in Seneca, should have asked on here before i purchased them. what did you say about hindsight!!

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purchased a set of 13# pancake weights from Cabela's,ran them on cayuga lake today. WHAT A MESS they made after 20 min. one of them wants to wobble from side to side the other one wants to track out to the starboard side(this is the one i put out on the port) does anyone have a fix for these problems or should i send them back or melt them down? lake was dead calm at 5 am. so i don't think it was from any current.

Final Flight;

Do yourself a favor and contact Sharon at Narby's for either a 12lb,14lb, or 16lb Troll Rite Downrigger weight. Tapered ball to keel design makes tracking the way it should be - straight!

Narbys Superette

1292 Oak Orchard Rd.

Kent NY 14477

585-682-4624

http://www.narbys.com/

[email protected]

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scott, will be on the lake wed. with the guy i buoght the boat from, if you would leave them on your table i'll pick them up before we head out.had a good catch day on sat. 3 very nice lakers, 22" landlock and a 18"brownie. the big lakers were 110' down over 300+ salmon and brown came out of 80' up before power plant. white/glow cracked ice spindoctor with proctologist. lots of small lakers in the 80' range so i moved out and had a ball with bigger fish. seemed to like the east/west or west/east troll the best. BLOW boats were all over and they were justa ****in on the radio. felt kinda nice to be a pain in there side for once.had to be me i was the only "pretty blue boat" out in that area.if you want a few bucks for them let me know or leave a bill on the table, and by the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!

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Final, hate to say it- but if both the sharks and pancake weights are crossing something else I.M.O. has to be the matter. There is a common occurance. How are you running your corner riggers? You running these straight back or off to the sides as out downs? If so far long of a boom you using? Again, have you tried the directional weights?-Duane

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duane, run riggers out and down. scottie's with 30" booms, no tight turns, boat is a lone star 16' with 70" beam. these weights won't even track when there 2' down let alone 110' got to go it's time to head to the big "o"

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you need too just tune them in , just like what ray K said bend the tail fins so they spread out , i use them with out a problem , i have the 12.5 from A-tom-ik and love them , i can move them out away from the boat too open my spead up some ! J ROSS

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My opinion,for what it's worth is to buy yourself some 13lb Torpedo weights.

After lots of tangles with pancacke weights,i switched to the torpedos,and have'nt had a single problem.

Been running them for about five years,and love them,they track perfectly,and are very reasonably priced.

You can get them from Tom at Atomik.He ships them quick and inexpensively.

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